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Local Highways Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 13 August, 2017

Cambridgeshire County Council Local Highways Improvement programme funds improvements to roads and pavements, such as traffic calming, parking restrictions, speed limit changes and footway and pedestrian crossing improvements costing up to £10,000. It is a competitive process and councillors have to assess bids for Queen Edith’s with bids across the city, but we have been succesful over the past few years, for example parking restrictions have been introduced in Strangeways Road, Glebe and Holbrook Roads, and we had several successful bids last year. See my rolling update on the parking restriction schemes.

It is not a speedy process: the bids are assessed in February 2018 and officers don’t start work on the successful ones until the following May. What with consultation on the detail and the legal procedures associated with Traffic Regulation Orders, the whole thing takes about 18 months from the date the bid goes in to completion of scheme, sometimes longer.

The County’s ‘Improve Your Local Highway’ web pages provide full information on the Local Highway Improvement (LHI) Initiative and the online application form. The closing date for applications is 15th October 2017, following which you will be contacted by the Council to look at the feasibility of your application in more detail. Your final application will then be presented to the LHI Member Advisory Panel in February 2018.

If you have an idea for a bid and would like to talk about it, please contact me, Tim, George or Jennifer.

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